Extract from Thomas Jefferson to James Monroe

I become daily more & more convinced that all the West India islands will remain in the hands of the people of colour, & a total expulsion of the whites sooner or later take place. it is high time we should foresee the bloody scenes which [. . .] our children certainly, & possibly ourselves (South of Patowmac) have to wade through, & try to avert them.

PrC (DLC). Published in PTJ, 26:503.
Author
Thomas Jefferson
Recipient
James Monroe
Date Range
Date
July 14, 1793
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
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